The theme of the class is navigation. For leaders, the class introduced options to:
- create a 90-degree, clockwise turn from the follower’s 1. A foot positioning where the feet are crossed at the ankle. This is part of the basico for the follower, but is not exclusive to this situation nor is it reserved for only the follower. 2. An adorno for the follower 3. Describes the foot relationship where the leader and follower both have their weight on the left foot… in the A basic pattern that transfers the couple one step away from the edge, forward into follower’s cross, and return into the edge. Passes through all the weight–feet combinations and useful as a framework to “hang” other movements off of.,
- 3 options to resolve (from facing the edge to facing line-of-dance)
- an option to move laterally towards the edge of the room using a A figure where the follower is led to pivot so that the hips are perpendicular, step backward with the outside leg, and pivot again. A foundational figure in Argentine Tango along with the forward ocho., and finally
- a sharp 180-degree turn that takes little preparation and room to execute.
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